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City Council Minutes — October Meeting 2014

Lawler City Council Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting   October 6, 2014   7:00 PM   City Hall

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, King, Throndson & Zubrod.  Scheidel arrived at 7:20 PM.

Others present: Orlo Njus, Dick Schnorenberg, Jim Drewelow, Larry Bergmann, John Eichenberger, Dennis Lau, Scott Gudbaur. CJ Eichenberger, Ron Pumphrey, Deb Speltz, Jay Uhlenhake & Chad Gruenberg.

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to approve the Agenda. All Ayes.

Moved by Izer, seconded by Zubrod to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service

$21,851.31

Treasurer State of Iowa Sales tax

$977.00

United States Treasury FICA, with

$1,483.84

IPERS September

$968.50

Salaries Salaries

$6,508.64

Jendro Sanitation September garbage

$2,098.82

Post Office Postage

$68.00

Windstream September

$86.17

Black Hills Energy natural gas

$58.80

Hawkins water supplies

$1,285.64

Aramark rental

$37.12

New Hampton Tribune proceedings

$98.90

Iowa One Call locates

$18.00

Iowa Prison Industries signs

$78.30

Office Depot supplies

$135.53

Wellmark health insurance

$3,144.15

Sandean supplies

$52.33

Schuchhardt Construction labor

$500.00

City of Lawler electric at lift satation

$537.97

USA Bluebook supplies

$592.00

Terry-Durin Co. electric supplies

$1,011.00

CASH, Inc. fuel & supplies

$997.18

UPS shipping

$172.75

Iowa DNR water use fee

$99.00

Stanton Electric electric repairs

$11,836.65

Fehr Graham water project fees

$579.00

Quality Pump & Control lift station

$859.40

Jay Uhlenhake lodging reimbursement

$217.80

IAWEA class fee

$25.00

Iowa Workforce Development unemployment

$30.52

Treasurer State of Iowa withholding

$780.00

Lawler Plumbing supplies

$12.00

Bucky’s fuel & supplies

$138.68

Five Star Coop supplies & fuel

$514.28

TestAmerica water testing

$222.49

 

Total  

$58,538.77

 

Library Bills  

 

IPERS September

$187.54

Cathy Humpal wages

$1,228.36

The Courier subscription

$91.85

INGRAM books

$205.81

Midwest Tape DVD’s

$37.78

Cousumer Report subscription

$26.00

Windstream September

$83.64

Jane Lynch part-time wages

$32.00

MidAmerica Books books

$37.90

Penworthy books

$174.86

Readers Digest subscription

$19.06

New Hampton Tribune subscription

$46.00

Internal Revenue Service FICA

$648.44

Treasurer State of Iowa withholding

$44.00

 

Library Total  

$2,863.24

 

September Receipts

General

$468.70

Property Tax

$3,874.34

Road Use Tax

$2,963.91

Local Option Tax

$3,466.35

Library

$105.00

Charges for Services

$35,847.25

Total  

$46,725.55

An expansion project planned by the Five Star Co-op was explained by representatives from the Co-op.  They were asking that E Main Street from Benz Street to Depot Street be vacated by the city and the possible rezoning of the block west of the co-op to a business district.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to contact the City Attorney in regard to the vacation of E Main Street from Benz Street to Depot Street and also the procedure on rezoning.  All Ayes.

The proposed fire truck purchase was discussed, the city does not have the funds budgeted for a truck at this time.

Dick Schnorenberg and Orlo Njus had concerns about the drainage ditch under the bridge at Lincoln Street.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Izer to get bids on cleaning the drainage ditch at Lincoln Street to be completed in the spring.  All Ayes.

Deb Speltz updated the council on a meeting that the Irish Fest Committee had with business owners.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the Brite Spot liquor license revision to include extended outdoor service area.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to approve the water system project change of scope authorization with Fehr Graham Engineering.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM.  All Ayes.

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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October City Council Agenda

City of Lawler

414 E. Grove St.

PO Box 215

Lawler, IA  52154

563-238-3614

AGENDA

 

REGULAR MEETING

OCTOBER 6, 2014,  7:00 PM, CITY HALL

 

1.  ROLL CALL.

2.  APPROVAL WITH ANY ADDITIONS OF AGENDA.

3.  APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.

4.  MAYORS COMMENTS.

5.  BUSINESS:

  1. WATER SYSTEM PROJECT – FEHR GRAHAM CHANGE OF SCOPE AUTHORIZATION.
  1. FIVE STAR COOP – EXPANSION PROJECT.
  1. FIRE DEPARTMENT – PROPOSED TRUCK PURCHASE.
  1. DRAINANGE DITCH – DICK SCHNORENBERG & ORLO NJUS.
  1. BRITE SPOT – APPROVAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE REVISION.
  1. IRISH FEST.

6.  COMMENTS.

7.  ADJOURNMENT.

September City Council Meeting Minutes

Lawler City Council Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting   September 2, 2014   7:00 PM   City Hall

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, King, Throndson & Zubrod.  Scheidel arrived at 7:30 PM.

Others present: Mitch Wenum, Jay Uhlenhake, Erika Cutsforth & Meagan Daily.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to approve the Agenda. All Ayes.

Moved by Izer, seconded by King to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service

$22,349.88

Treasurer State of Iowa Sales tax

$1,052.00

United States Treasury FICA, with

$1,483.80

IPERS August

$968.50

Salaries Salaries

$6,508.64

Jendro Sanitation August garbage

$2,098.83

Post Office Postage

$117.00

Windstream August

$84.22

Black Hills Energy natural gas

$58.80

Hawkins water supplies

$299.90

Aramark rental

$37.12

Bucky’s fuel

$35.00

Bruening Rock Products rock

$59.63

Brown Supply Company water supplies

$145.80

Office Depot supplies

$17.00

Pathways annual allotment

$468.00

Chickasaw County Treasurer property tax

$384.00

Five Star Coop fuel & supplies

$238.16

Pollard pest control

$54.50

Roger Dreckman Construction Center Street

$18,077.14

Terry-Durin Co. electric supplies

$692.00

CASH, Inc. fuel & supplies

$414.62

UPS shipping

$233.18

Barco Products street supplies

$1,217.22

Stanton Electric electric repairs

$55.00

Fehr Graham water project fees

$772.00

Municipal Pipe Tool lift station cleaning

$864.50

Municipal Supply water meters

$675.86

Goldstar Products street adhesive

$649.00

 

Total  

$60,573.30

 

Library Bills  

 

IPERS August

$171.68

Cathy Humpal wages

$959.83

Penworthy books

$130.64

INGRAM books

$184.60

Midwest Tape DVD’s

$123.84

Country Sampler subscription

$18.00

Windstream August

$83.55

Jane Lynch part-time wages

$59.10

 

Library Total  

$1,731.24

 

August Receipts

General

$461.28

Property Tax

$0.00

Road Use Tax

$5,671.22

Local Option Tax

$3,073.34

Library

$0.00

Charges for Services

$41,974.70

Total  

$51,180.54

 

Iron removal options for the water system project were discussed with Mitch Wenum from Fehr Graham Engineering.  Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to proceed with option #1 the original project less the $70,000 for the additional space for iron removal in the future.  All Ayes.

Moved by Zubrod, seconded by Izer to approve Bucky’s liquor license renewal.  All Ayes.

The truck route will be left as it is due to the width and thickness of Lincoln Street.  The visibility at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Highway 24 is also a factor.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to pass resolution #090214 approving the annual street financial report.  All ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to hire Cathy Humpal to clean the hallway and bathrooms at the City Hall/Library building on a three month trial basis.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 PM.  All Ayes.

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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Council Meeting Agenda

City of Lawler

414 E. Grove St.

PO Box 215

Lawler, IA  52154

563-238-3614

AGENDA

                                                      REGULAR MEETING

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014                                                             7:00 PM, CITY HALL

 

1.  ROLL CALL.

2.  APPROVAL WITH ANY ADDITIONS OF AGENDA.

3.  APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.

4.  MAYORS COMMENTS.

5.  BUSINESS:

  1. FEHR GRAHAM ENGINEERING – WATER SYSTEM PROJECT.
  1. BUCKY’S LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL.
  1. TRUCK ROUTE.
  1. ANNUAL STREET FINANCE REPORT APPROVAL.
  1. CITY HALL CLEANING.

6.  COMMENTS.

7.  ADJOURNMENT.

 

 

August City Council Meeting

Lawler City Council Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting   August 4, 2014   7:00 PM   City Hall

Mayor Mueterthies presided

Council members present: Izer, King, Scheidel.  Absent Throndson & Zubrod.

Others present: Mitch Wenum, Keith & Cathy Rosonke, Carla Dreckman, Mark TImlin, Diana Gebel, Tony Blazek, Pat Sheridan, Jerry Vrzak, Curt & Anita Franzen, & Jay Uhlenhake.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the Agenda. All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Izer to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service

$21,350.49

Treasurer State of Iowa Sales tax

$1,061.00

United States Treasury FICA, with

$1,483.84

IPERS July

$968.50

Salaries Salaries

$6,508.64

Jendro Sanitation July garbage pickup

$2,086.45

Post Office Postage

$117.00

Windstream July

$72.76

Black Hills Energy natural gas

$58.70

Hawkins water supplies & pump repair

$981.54

Aramark rental

$55.68

Brown Supply Co. street supplies

$255.66

Katie King deposit refund

$55.44

Iowa Rural Water class fee

$130.00

Office Depot supplies

$55.06

Iowa DNR NPDES permit fee

$210.00

Blazek Corporation lagoon repairs

$427.50

Five Star Coop fuel

$150.88

INRCOG dues

$201.94

L&R Manufacturing bucket

$2,700.00

Blazek Corporation lift station pump

$4,976.40

Blazek Corporation excavator

$240.00

Croell Redi-Mix concrete

$143.00

Uline supplies

$139.40

Allied 100 supplies

$107.00

Iowa Utilities Board Iowa Energy Center

$294.00

River City Paving cold mix

$236.80

Blazek Corporation storm sewer grading

$4,362.15

Paul Niemann Construction rock

$145.48

Jerry’s Electric transformers

$920.00

Lawler Public Library allotment

$9,000.00

Richard Zahasky legal fees

$438.74

Storey Kenworthy bill cards

$457.27

UPS shipping

$200.30

Iowa DNR water supply fee

$51.32

Stanton Electric electric repairs

$2,612.50

TestAmerica water testing

$53.50

New Hampton Tribune proceedings

$77.16

 

Total  

$63,848.10

 

Library Bills  

 

IPERS July

$180.21

Cathy Humpal wages

$1,211.14

House Beautiful subscription

$28.86

Everyday with Rachael Ray subscription

$20.00

HGTV Magazine subscription

$24.00

Midwest Tape DVD’s

$149.03

DEMCO supplies

$152.81

Windstream July

$83.53

 

Library Total  

$1,849.58

 

July Receipts

General

$302.63

Property Tax

$953.07

Road Use Tax

$2,867.49

Local Option Tax

$3,073.33

Library

$14,442.32

Charges for Services

$38,375.91

Total  

$60,014.75

 

Mitch Wenum from Fehr Graham Engineering presented iron removal options for the water system project.  This will be discussed further at the next meeting.

Carla Dreckman, Curt and Anita Franzen presented concerns about the location of the Irish Fest.  The council suggested that the business owners and the Irish Fest Committee discuss this further to find a solution to the problem.

Mark Timlin, Keith and Cathy Rosonke presented concerns about the new truck route that was established.  This will be discussed further at the next meeting.

Dale King gave a report on the fire department meeting concerning purchasing new fire truck.  There was no action on purchasing at new truck at this time.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to enter into a contract with Simmering-Cory, Inc. for administrative services of the CDBG funds for the water system project.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 PM.  All Ayes.

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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Council Agenda August 2014

City of Lawler

414 E. Grove St.

PO Box 215

Lawler, IA  52154

563-238-3614

AGENDA

 

REGULAR MEETING

AUGUST 4, 2014                                                                7:00 PM, CITY HALL

 

1.  ROLL CALL.

2.  APPROVAL WITH ANY ADDITIONS OF AGENDA.

3.  APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.

4.  MAYORS COMMENTS.

5.  BUSINESS:

  1. FEHR GRAHAM ENGINEERING – WATER SYSTEM PROJECT.
  1. IRISH FEST – CARLA DRECKMAN – CURT & ANITA FRANZEN.
  1. TRUCK ROUTE – MARK TIMLIN & KEITH ROSONKE.
  1. FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT – DALE KING.
  1. CONTRACT WITH SIMMERING-CORY FOR WATER SYSTEM PROJECT.

6.  COMMENTS.

7.  ADJOURNMENT.

Post Office Hours Meeting

RE: The Changing of Post Office Hours for City of Lawler

The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 24 @ 5:00, has been changed from meeting at the Post Office to meeting at City hall. If you have questions, please call Jeremy @ 238.3917.

July City Council Meeting Minutes

Lawler City Council Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting   July 7, 2014   7:00 PM   City Hall

 

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

 

Council members present: Izer, King, Scheidel, Throndson & Zubrod.

 

Others present: Dick Schnorenberg, Tony Blazek, John Cuvelier, Marsha Cory & Jay Uhlenhake.

 

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the Agenda. All Ayes.

 

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Throndson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

 

Hawkeye REC Service

$15,463.01

Treasurer State of Iowa Sales tax

$992.00

United States Treasury FICA, with

$1,420.18

IPERS June

$935.73

Salaries Salaries

$5,288.54

Jendro Sanitation June garbage pickup

$2,086.45

Post Office Postage

$102.00

Windstream June

$77.22

Black Hills Energy natural gas

$96.18

Hawkins water supplies & pump

$1,352.50

Stanton Electric electric repairs

$6,793.22

Aramark rental

$18.56

Test America water & wastewater testing

$176.40

Insurance Associates insurance

$345.00

CASH, Inc. supplies & fuel

$1,037.47

Brown Supply Co. street supplies

$364.46

MARC sewer supplies

$566.90

Terry-Durin Co. electric supplies

$1,047.00

Municipal Pipe Tool Co. sewer cleaning

$1,614.08

Iowa One Call locates

$11.70

Quality Pump & Control lift station pump

$5,068.86

City electric at lift station

$466.61

Len Cutsforth thatching at parks

$250.00

NEICAC allotment

$329.25

Chickasaw County Auditor law enforcement

$3,292.50

Chickasaw County Auditor haz-mat

$219.50

Drillings All Season Sports supplies

$287.15

New Hampton Tribune proceedings

$220.49

Fehr Graham water project

$579.00

Auditor of the State periodic examination fee

$1,200.00

Iowa League of Cities annual dues

$372.00

Blazek Corporation supplies

$53.59

Five Star Coop supplies & fuel

$251.62

Wellmark insurance

$3,144.15

Treasurar State of Iowa withholding

$738.00

Iowa Workforce Development unemployment

$56.60

Test America water testing

$53.50

Bucky’s fuel

$185.71

Jay Uhlenhake handrails, hoops, bases, drain plate

$1,753.37

Roger Dreckman Construction street repair Depot & Rogers

$14,926.00

Roger Dreckman Construction street repairs

$5,254.00

Total

$78,952.50

Library Bills
IPERS June

$172.39

Cathy Humpal wages

$1,158.56

Wellmark Blue Cross insurance

$750.00

The Courier subscription

$71.37

Treasurar State of Iowa withholding

$42.00

Internal Revenue Service FICA, with

$618.30

Library Total

$2,812.62

June Receipts
General

$486.29

Property Tax

$408.45

Road Use Tax

$3,420.57

Local Option Tax

$3,073.33

Library

$0.00

Charges for Services

$34,790.73

Total

$42,179.37

 

 

John Cuvelier from Insurance Associates explained the insurance renewal and coverage.

 

Marsha Cory from Simmering-Cory explained the CDBG grant that was awarded to the City for water system upgrades.

 

Tony Blazek from the Lawler Irish Fest gave an update on this year’s Irish Fest and plans for next year.

 

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to pass ordinance #300 RE: Truck Routes into its first reading.  All Ayes.

 

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to suspend the requirements and pass ordinance #300 RE:  Truck Routes into its third and final reading.  All Ayes.

 

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to pass ordinance #300 RE: Truck Routes.  All Ayes.

 

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Throndson to purchase two speed bumps not to exceed $1000.  All Ayes.

 

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to approve the Hole in the Wall liquor license renewal.  All Ayes.

 

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to purchase a backup lift station pump from HTM Sales, Inc.  All Ayes.

 

Moved by KIng, seconded by Scheidel to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 PM.  All Ayes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIP. Lowell Quirk

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June City Council Meeting Minutes

Lawler City Council Meeting Minutes

Regular Meeting   June 2, 2014   7:00 PM   City Hall

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, King, Scheidel, Throndson.  Absent Zubrod.

Others present: Dick Schnorenberg, Deb Speltz, Paul Rosenbaum, Tony Blazek Curt and Anita Franzen, Jay Uhlenhake.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to approve the Agenda. All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Throndson to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service

$16,345.41

Treasurer State of Iowa Sales tax

$922.00

United States Treasury FICA, with

$1,420.14

IPERS March

$935.72

Salaries Salaries

$5,288.54

Jendro Sanitation May garbage & spring cleanup

$3,233.33

Post Office Postage

$117.00

United Parcel Service shipping

$272.23

Windstream May

$72.20

Black Hills Energy natural gas

$172.14

Hawkins water supplies

$287.70

Iowa One Call locates

$20.10

K&W Coatings water tower cleaning

$550.00

Iowa Finance Authority sewer note

$32,460.00

Brown Supply Co. supplies

$686.06

Lawler Plumbing water supplies

$27.20

Stanton Electric electric repairs

$3,234.65

Aramark rental

$37.12

Office Depot office supplies

$97.26

Bodensteiner Imp supplies

$101.44

Iowa Prison Industries signs

$270.60

Test America water testing

$53.50

Jerry’s Electric transformers

$1,801.80

River City Paving cold mix

$431.36

Lawler Fire Dept. allotment

$5,512.50

Insurance Associates insurance

$20,986.00

CASH, Inc. supplies & fuel

$430.64

 

Total  

$96,228.64

 

Library Bills  

 

IPERS May

$182.34

Cathy Humpal wages

$1,225.40

Cathy Humpal mileage

$23.20

Food Network Magazine subscription

$29.97

Midwest Tape dvd’s

$24.14

INGRAM books

$310.22

Windstream service

$83.16

 

Library Total  

$1,878.43

 

April Receipts

General

$967.11

Property Tax

$2,795.88

Road Use Tax

$3,442.78

Local Option Tax

$2,851.65

Library

$0.00

Charges for Services

$34,174.01

Total  

$44,231.43

Moved by Scheidel seconded by Throndson to approve the following street closings for the Irish Fest weekend:  N Depot Street at the intersection of Grove Street north will closed Wednesday, June 18th through Monday June 23rd.  Grove Street from Depot Street to Benz Street and Grove Street from Benz Street to Brush Street will be closed from Friday, June 20th at 4 PM until Sunday, June 22 at 12 noon.  The intersection of Benz Street and Grove Street will be left open.  All areas will be enclosed with fence and barricades.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to approve a four-way stop on Highway 24 at the intersection of Lincoln Street on June 21-22.  All Ayes.

Correspondence from the City Attorney regarding water and sewer hookups was discussed.  The property owner agreed to install these services.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to approve Bucky’s cigarette permit renewal effective July 1, 2014.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to amend City Code 3-3-45 RE:  truck routes as follows:  Add Main Street from Depot Street to Benz Street and delete Lincoln Street.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Throndson to appoint John Izer as fire department representative to replace Jeremy Scheidel.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to send notice to property owners to abate nuisances within 30 days.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to approve a 3.5% salary increase for city employees effective July 1, 2014.  All Ayes.

Dick Schnorenberg and Jay Uhlenhake will do a survey of city trees.

Curt Franzen and John Izer will work out street closing times for wedding parking on June 21st.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 PM.  All Ayes.

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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk